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    03-23-2010, 12:17 AM
My horses drink (really good) well water... they're a-ok :)

"Don't drink the water... fish have sex in it!"
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    03-23-2010, 12:37 AM
Originally Posted by chelsealorio92    
All the hype on bottled water...
Is just that, hype. A way to get the ignorant* consumer to part with money for something that can be had for free. I've been drinking "hose water" for rather longer than the average horse lifespan, without problems.


*Or conspicuous consumption: I once worked for a Silicon Valley company that imported bottled water from Fiji for the staff.
    03-23-2010, 12:43 AM
Originally Posted by My Beau    
My horses drink (really good) well water... they're a-ok :)

"Don't drink the water... fish have sex in it!"
Between tampons and that, do you think this thread is a tad innapropriete for younger*cough* people?
Ahahaha im cracking up right now
    03-23-2010, 01:39 AM
I'm so glad to be a part of a forum where the members are so smart This is obviously a company trying to prey on the fears of horse owners. My horse and I drink out of the hose together all summer long, and like the rest of you, we are both fine. We are not above stopping at a creek, river, etc. to get a drink when the need arises. I guess we should be carrying around water filters on the trail. I'd love to see my friends faces though, if we were out on a trail one day and I go dragging out a water filter
    03-23-2010, 01:57 AM
What doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger I always say :)

And bottled water is for a bunch of hooey!
One of the largest water bottle disributer companies in the states. (Starts w a D and ends w an I) is just plain old tap water.
Just slap it in a bottle, and apprently that makes it a trendy and healthy choice...whatever.
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    03-23-2010, 03:06 AM
Of course the OP is just trying to sell their filtration system, but this did bring up a thought on my part.

I had a neighbor once who swore that a regular water hose gives off something bad in the water. I don't remember what it was, lead maybe? Anyway, she always used one of those white RV hoses for her horses, that are supposed to be drinking water safe.

I went out and bought one too, because I did notice that anytime a regular water hose gets hot, the water comes out tasting really yucky! I don't know if it is safe to drink and only tastes yucky, or if it really is giving off harmful chemicals.

Does anyone know?

Either way, I'm sure the horses appreciate non-yucky water. I am happy with my purchase of the RV hose, it lasts just as long as a regular hose and it doesn't get that nasty taste, although the RV hose is a bit more expensive up front. (It basically looks just like a normal hose but it is white in color, and it specifically says it is drinking water safe).

What do you guys think?

    03-23-2010, 08:23 AM
Chelsea - I realize you are trying to sell something but you are doing your company a disservice here. Before you try to advertise think about what you are writing. Drama, poor spelling and such will only get you so far.

And while you are at it, you might want to realize there is a bad side to RO water too.

Horses drink out of puddles and streams and such, you might want to remember that.
    03-23-2010, 11:23 AM
Regular water hoses can leach chemicals into the water, but the amounts are pretty miniscule. If you're worried, get a different hose.

Seriously, my horses and I drink from the same well. All of us seem to be relatively happy and healthy. Well water has been proven to be the best source for clean, cold water. Nature does the filtering, and I prefer my own well water over anything bottled. It tastes of nothing but cold and wet!

Trying to 'scare sell' a water filtration system is ridiculous. Septic and potable water systems are kept separate, whether you get your water from a well or public utility.

Too bad for you that we're informed consumers, huh OP?
    03-23-2010, 03:33 PM
It doesn't really matter to my horse if I have a filter or not on the hose, she would just drink from the muddy puddles in her paddock regardless.
    03-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Green Broke
I don't we should read to much into things... they will be telling us that grass is harmful to them next

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